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now to our big story. hundreds
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sherman park neighborhood -- except the jobs -- don't exist there. the state is blaming a mapping error, but residents and activists want to know, where are the jobs? political reporter theo keith took a closer look -- theo? after the recent unrest, activists say the state is trying to deceive people into believing it's hard at work in sherman park. but state officials say the activists only want an easy headline. leisa martin says the sherman park neighborhood where she needs jobs. "weve known that for quite some time." she was one of the activists that gathered tuesday at sherman and meinecke. a map on a state website shows three companies have created jobs at the intersection with state tax credits. "there are no jobs here. there are no new factories here " none of the companies actually exist in sherman park. one's downtown, one's on the far northwest side, and the third is in hartland.a spokesman for the wisconsin economic development corporation blamed it on a mapping
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precisely plotted, the mapping system generates an approximate location." but he said the activists' larger claims of deception were "false and misleading." saying wedc "has never claimed to have created a specific number of jobs in sherman park."a day earlier, governor scott walker was taking wedc at its word. "i think thats other groups trying to create trouble where there isnt trouble out there" "ive said, the number one issue in sherman park for economic development is workforce" martin says it's a lack of opportunities. "were thankful that the focus - a laser focus - is pointed where it sh accountable." wedc says it has helped bring several hundred new jobs to the central city. what about the three companies in question? wedc says merge healthcare has created double the number of expected jobs in hartland. saelens corporation has delivered two- thirds of the planned jobs on the northwest side. but wedc wants more than 600-grand back from the third
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operations. there was an especially good reason to be in sherman park today: free food distribution. studies show a correlation between hunger and violence. feeding america is trying to bridge that gap. beverly taylor joins us live at sherman park where it all took place. feeding america was here outside the boys and girls club handing out about 11-thousand pounds of food to 200- 300 families. nat feed wisconsin partners with the boys and girls club to giveaway food to families in the sherman park area quarterly. nat ..because of the recent unrest the agency moved up its scheduled date to tuesday -- and it was just in the nick of time for some. 'i was low on food but not no more now. i thank god that helped me out a lot." "we can feed these families and children with pennies on the dollar. and that's what we're doing today." :36 'several people commented that this event is a really nice, positive contrast to the
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businesses damaged or destroyed sold food. tara hudson is hoping tuesdays event will serve as an example for the community. 'i would hope so. i hope it will be an even bigger change and the people out here will start seeing, instead of killing each other, help each other....helping like 16-year-old jabe belton who volunteered along with her mother. "food is like the most important thing. hunger is a big thing in the world actually and :48 to be able to give back like the best.' the president of feeding america says food is one pillar of household stability... the others being health, housing and employment. reporting live from sherman park, beverly taylor, fox 6 news. you can help support programs like this one -- by making a donation to feeding america eastern wisconsin. all you have to do is head to fox6
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mobile app -- and click the links section. a 65-year-old man is facing charges -- accused of shooting and killing a passerby outside the milwaukee police district 6 headquarters. "randall drescher" says he was there to buy a gun from somebody he met online. at some point, the victim -- 42-year-old reed carlsen walked by and started an argument. he threw a cone at drescher's van -- and then reportedly charged at him. according drescher says he feared for his life and opened fire. moments later -- he turned himself into police. drescher is now charged with first degree reckless homicide. the first step. thats how common council leaders are describing a public safety 'action plan' which was released this afternoon. our a.j. bayatpour is live at city hall with reaction... this report has a total of 23 recommendations. they come after a series of special meetings. council leaders say there isnt complete agreement here but its a good
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lets put it down on paper, lets start the conversation. standing with four other aldermen, common council president ashanti hamilton presents the councils public safety action plan - or at least the first draft of it. this is not someone climbing a mountain with tablets saying this is set in stone. the report calls for more police officers and sheriffs deputies...along with expanding juvenile detention facilities, including a local boarding electronic monitoring - the opposite of what county executive chris abele supports. abele says root causes like poverty must be addressed. the action plan states it is 'not the venue' for that discussion. it is absolutely possible to reduce the level of incarceration and lower crime... the single best way to address it is to provide more opportunity. compared to last year at this time, milwaukee has had fewer homicides and non-fatal shootings - but those numbers are still high relative to
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the 2015 pace. as for how the public would pay for this, hamilton says theres no set price tag because theres no final plan. other officials say itll just be a matter of priorities. i would venture to say a majority of the people would say public safety over streetcar. lets start the conversation, and then lets take the evidence, lets take the data, and make adjustments based on what resources we have. mayor barrett put u it says the citys office of violence prevention will launch a planning process of its own next month. we asked if the mayor would be available to answer our questions about the councils report but were told the statement would be his only comment. live outside city hall, a.j. bayatpour, fox 6 news. ted thanks aj today -- milwaukee police chief ed flynn reacted to the proposal... saying quote: we are
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effort to take a system wide view of public safety in milwaukee and look forward to future conversations." ahead at six. a scare on carroll's campus. the misunderstanding that prompted the large police response... and why the school says -- it's students were well aware of what was going on. plus.... "the sound of this bike is outstanding" nsot motorcycle it's been years in the making. a big change coming for harley-davidson bikes. we'll tell you what it is ... and what special. thunderstorm chances on the increase overnight. i'll have your fox6
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a young man seriously hurt -- in what we're told is a farming accident in washington county. the sheriff's office tells us a man was injured after a "skid loader" fell on him. it happened around 2:30 this afternoon in the town of trenton -- at a farm on highway y. we've learned flight for life was called and that the man's injuries are critical. bond has been set at 1-million dollars for the woman facing murder charges in kenosha.
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court today. prosecutors say she shot and killed her former boyfriend -- "michael gayan"-- in his home on the fourth of july. his body wasn't found for a few weeks. matthews' brother -- "derrick matthews" is also charged in the case. he allegedly provided the gun. a lockdown on carroll universitys campus... turns out to be a false alarm. there were reports of a suspicious person with a weapon looking into windows of a campus building. night. waukesha police later determined the suspicious person was a professors 15-year-old nephew holding a stick. officials sent out texts and emails to students through its alert system ... and also put out messages on twitter. "those situations can be anything to a severe weather alert to an incident like what occurred last night on campus. last night, they worked very well. we were able to notify everyone quickly of the lockdown
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until after labor day -- but around 450-students have already arrived on campus. more heat and humidity -- headed our way. tom wachs will be in next with his complete forecast. plus -- harley riders -- brace yourselves. a look at the new product that'll be coming to a dealer near you!
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feingold: that's my grandfather with a brand new truck. it was one of the first to come out of this plant in 1923. but today, too many good of a tax code that actually rewards companies for exporting jobs. let's close the corporate loopholes- that will save taxpayer money and help business create jobs here. i'm russ feingold and i approve this message because we don't need an economy that works only for ceos,
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it's a big day for milwaukee-based harley davidson as t c fox6's rachelle baillon joins us live in studio with the story -- new at six. good evening. we got a rare behind the scenes look today at the company's menomonee falls plant as they launched a new engine, called the milwaukee eight. harley davidson's brand new engine is rolling off the line this week... "the ninth new big twin in harley davidson history so it's not everyday that we launch a new engine." they're calling it the "milwaukee
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christianson tells us the name is a tribute both to the company's milwaukee history and to the engine's structure. "we're proud to build that engine right here just outside of milwaukee in menomonee falls. the eight really derives from having four valves per cylinder, which is an improvement for us and certainly a first for harley davidson." he says there have been significant changes at the menomonee falls plant over the last year and a half, in order to get the place ready to produce the new engine. incorporate the changes needed we've had to move or change over 500 different pieces of equipment this year to prepare for making this new product." as for what's different, christianson says heat management is improved and that the milwaukee eight offers a more powerful feel during acceleration. "mechanical noise is down which gives us the opportunity really to tone the exhaust node and give our customers more of that rumble that they really like to hear." excited employees say launching the new engine gives them a chance to be a part of the company's
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coming into the family it's...our ninth motor so it's something new and exciting." christianson says they've spent the last couple of months turning out the new product, which is available in dealers this week. back to you. adlib to weather weather increasing clouds tonight with 70s. thunderstorm chances increase overnight. we will have
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throughout the day wednesday with a high around 80. linger into thursday morning, otherwise gradually decreasing clouds. highs in the low 80s thursday. friday is quiet and sunny before rain chances return saturday night into sunday morning. tonight: increasing clouds. chance for thunderstorms overnight. low: 69 dewpoint: 68 wind: s 5-10 mph wednesday:mostly cloudy with
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70 wind: sw 5-15 mph thursday: a few a.m. t-storms, otherwsie decreasing clouds. am low: 68 high: 81 dewpoint: 66 wind: wnw 5-10 mph friday: mostly sunny. am low: 59 high: 76 dewpoint: 56 wind: nw 5-10 mph saturday: increasing clouds with t-storms possible at night. am low: 57 high: 77 dewpoint: 62 wind: se 5-10 mph chance for t-storms, mainly in the morning. am low: 64 high: 80 dewpoint: 65 wind: nw 5-10 mph monday: partly sunny. am low: 65 high: 80 dewpoint: 62 wind: ese
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athletes in general, talk about developing chemsitry how do the packer do it? aaron rodgers calls signals..next in sports... mike pennel's dancing keeps things
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today's news out of titletown is that corey linsely-who lost his starting center job to jc tretter, in large part because of injury-has been dealing with a hamstring tear. he still hopes to play this season. aaron rodgers "will" play in preseason game 3 at san francisco friday night. the qb was asked about how the team comes together off the field. 15:57:31 i think it's the times away from the facility. whether it's us having meeting up and havi a drink together; just hanging out watching the olympics or sports or whatever. guys get together and enjoy each others company. and it's fun to see the friendships start to form". 15:57:47 15:58:00 the offensive line, the inside jokes start to happen with some of the younger guys and the nicknames and stuff. that's when the chemistry starts to form and it's fun to watch". 15:58:09
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boot? it's quite a battle...tim van vooren offers his insight when he goes beyoind the game-tonight on fox 6 news at 9. badgers offensive lineman dan voltz didn't know it at the time, but when the redshirt senior tore his acl and lateral meniscus at illinois last october, it would mark his final game in a wisconsin uniform. the last injury turned out to be the last straw for a terrific player and fine young man. 14:57:06 "it's hard; this program's really been a big part of my life for going on five years now, something i deeply care about. and you earn the respect of your teammates because of how hard you work and the time you put you would no longer be playing anymore, it was difficult for me". 14:57:20 it's week two of the high school blitz. i'm pumped and privileged to go where you send me . the candidates are: st thomas more at st francis, wisconsin lutheran at pewaukee and menomonee falls at greendale. just head to fox6now.com slash sports. the polls close thursday night at
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heading into tonight's game against the rockies, the brewers are a major league worst 21 games below 500 on the road...5 games over 500 at miller park.. "when we're at home when you have the fans behind you and that energy for your team to do good, it always helps. theres more of a comfort there but its baseball anything can happen. whether you're playing on the road or at home theres always a chance to do something cool and win a
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announcer: today on "tmz" -- harvey: ari you can go back. >> she was pictured kissing mac miller. at one point she was laying her head down on his lap. harvey: speaking of laps, so she was with big sean before, right? [laughter] >> which makes sense because she might have needed a break. >> oh, you think that's what it is? >> magic johnson, denzel washington and samuel jackson all threw a huge house party for hillary clinton. e.j. johnson's taking video of
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>> she did. she was there the whole entire night. and she's supposed to go to another one. >> that was not fair! >> d.m.x. had another baby. harvey: what's in his head? >> i don't know. >> do you know how many different states these 15 kids are in? >> probably like arizona, california. >> let's say it's four states. how can you parent 15 kids in 4 states? >> skype. [laughter] >> jay-z and beyonce out in new york. as they're coming out, this guy runs up to her and gets right next to her. so jay-z steps in and he puts his hand on the guy so -- harvey: when that happens, do you remember jay-z's past, you were in that situation and jay-z was in front of you and maybe you and jay-z were in a heated situation or something like that, you would think about jay-z's past? >> no. [laughter]

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